Imaging and Duplication Services

Entire books, single sheets or illustrations from a book of our general holdings can be digitised by our DigiService.

We can provide digital images when ...

  • the material is out of copyright (usually 70 years after the author's death, § 64 UrhG)
  • the material is suitable for scanning with regard to its physical condition and size.
  • You intend to use the digital images personally for your scientific work. If you should intend to use it commercially, please contact the bpk- Bildagentur for further information.

The processing of an application will take at least three working days. The handling time depends on the kind of material and its preservation state.

Costs:  Price List for General Book Holding (DigiService)

Please state precisely the work's title when filling in the order form so that we can handle your order as quickly as possible.

Order Form (DigiService)

Special materials

Digitisation and reproduction of special materials may require a different workflow and other output formats according to the master copy (original). Thus may impact the handling time. There is a separate price list for this material.

Price List for Special Material

  • Your order via DigiService will be forwarded to the appropriate department. At the same time, you will receive the contact address.
  • Alternatively, you can also place your order directly with the responsible department.